Housing on the Conservative Fringes

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11:10 AM, 26th September 2019
About A year ago

Housing on the Conservative Fringes

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Housing on the Conservative Fringes

Assuming Parliament goes into recess, or the ship is abandoned for the Conservative Party conference to proceed, the main agenda published so far does not even include housing policy.

Housing is only listed as a category in the fringe events: click here to view.

Interesting to note in the agenda below on 01/10/2019 15.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Shelter

29/09/2019

14.30 ConservativeHome in partnership with NHBC

UK housing: how do we deliver for homeowners and address the critical challenges ahead?

Housing Minister, Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, will be joined by industry leaders to discuss delivering more good quality new homes in the UK.

Speakers:

Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, NHBC
Jennie Daly, Group Operations Director, Taylor Wimpey
David Montague, Chief Executive, L&Q
Rachel Wolf, Founding Partner, Public First (Chair)

NHBC and ConservativeHome are pleased to be joined by the newly appointed Housing Minister, Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, to discuss how we can work together to deliver more good quality new homes for the country and for homeowners. With emerging policy areas such as the forthcoming New Homes Ombudsman and Modern Methods of Construction breaking through, panellists will consider their potential effect on new build quality and supply as Government aims to achieve 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.

16.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Federation of Master Builders, CPRE – The countryside charity and National Housing Federation

Housing and the economy: How do we invest in the homes we urgently need?

An unexpected alliance of bodies representing builders, housing associations and the countryside discuss how to invest to build the homes we need

Speakers:

Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
Tom Fyans, Deputy Chief Executive, CPRE – the Countryside Charity
Nick Hargrave, Columnist & Partner, ConservativeHome & Portland (Chair)

Beyond Brexit, housing will be a top policy priority for the new Prime Minister. This fringe session brings together an unexpected grouping of panellists representing builders, housing associations and countryside campaigners. Coming from different perspectives they will discuss how we can invest in building the homes communities need, by empowering SME builders and providing more social housing whilst protecting and enhancing our countryside.

18.00 Crisis

Housing Benefit: The key to ending rough sleeping by 2027?

A panel event looking at how to ensure Housing Benefit covers the cost of housing in all local areas across Great Britain

Speakers:

An interactive panel discussion, the event will consider the role Housing Benefit has to play in helping the Conservative Party meet its manifesto commitment to end rough sleeping by 2027. Using local data from new research, there will be an opportunity to find out how affordable housing is in your area for people in receipt of Housing Benefit.

18.00 Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and Crest Nicholson

How do we deliver homes quickly and within high-quality communities?

Creating high-quality homes and great places

Speakers:

This event will explore the challenges and opportunities of delivering high-quality housing quickly while also creating great places.

30/09/2019

08.45 National Landlords Association and Prospect Magazine

21st Century housing options: landlords, the state, or the streets?

Join us to discuss the biggest shake up in the private renting sector

Speakers:

With the Government planning the biggest shake up of private renting for thirty years through the abolition of assured shorthold tenancies, we ask if landlords don’t house ‘problematic’ tenants, who does the responsibility fall to?

09.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Nationwide

What’s the future for the private rented sector? – Invitation only, please email events@conservativehome.com for more information

A small private roundtable discussion with a senior Government Minister on the private rented sector, in partnership with Nationwide Building Society.

Speakers:

A small private roundtable discussion with a senior Government Minister on the private rented sector, in partnership with Nationwide Building Society.

12.00 Localis

Nothing left to lose: reframing the housing management debate

What role can local government play in providing more housing to meet a diverse set of social needs and expectations?

Speakers:

There is not one housing crisis, but many different local crises of supply, affordability and provision. In areas where there is a shortage of affordable housing, how can we accommodate those in most need? Can councils work together to meet local housing demand by creating new communities? This event, promoted jointly with the Royal London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, will ask what more can housing providers and government do to provide people with the most suitable type of housing.

12.30 Centre for Policy Studies

Are We Solving the Housing Crisis?

There is a crisis in housing and home ownership. Are we doing enough to fix it? See CPS website or conference app for speaker info.

Speakers:

The UK needs an ownership revolution. There has been a collapse in home ownership across the country, particularly among the young. Join CPS experts and policymakers to discuss how to restore mass ownership.

2.30 RTPI – HBF – BPF

Rising to the housing challenge

A panel discussion bringing together planners, property owners, and home builders to examine how to rise to the housing challenge

Speakers:

Join a panel discussion bringing together planners, property owners, and home builders to examine how to rise to the housing challenge of building more, better, faster and more beautiful. Chaired by Bob Blackman MP, expert panellists include Victoria Hills (Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute), Peter Andrew (Deputy Chairman, Home Builders Federation), Helen Gordon (President, British Property Federation), and (Nicholas Boys Smith (Building Better Building Beautiful Commission).

14.00 Policy Exchange and the National Housing Federation

Is fixing the housing market an election winner for blue-collar Britain?

Housing has become not just a policy priority but a political one

Speakers:

With housing tenure one of the strongest indicators of how people voted in the 2017 General Election, housing has become not just a policy priority but a political one. The aspirations of many in younger generations is still to achieve home ownership. Any party aspiring to government must answer the question: what housing policies will win the next election?

18.00 Residential Landlords Association

Rented Homes Fit for Families – A Conservative Vision for the Private Rented Sector

How do we balance the demand for secure tenancies whilst ensuring good landlords have the confidence to provide the homes to rent we need?

Speakers:

With the continued requirement for the private rented sector to evolve to suit the changing demographic it is housing, particularly families and older people, this event discusses how it can do this whilst ensuring good landlords have the confidence to continue to invest and provide the homes the country desperately needs.

18.00 Adam Smith Institute

Build Our Way Out: Fixing the housing crisis

The housing crisis is a defining issue of our generation. The broad discussion will revitalise debate and reaffirm the need to fix the housing crisis.

Speakers:

We need more houses and we needed them yesterday. Tinkering with demand won’t work to solve the issue – no matter how hard politicians try. Instead, innovative supply-side reforms are needed. At this panel, we will discuss the importance of planning liberalisation, new approaches to house building, much-needed tax reform, and how to counter the NIMBY mentality in a broad discussion to revitalise the debate and reaffirm the need to fix the housing crisis.

01/10/2019

12.45 Institute of Economic Affairs and the National House Building Council

In conversation with… Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Housing Secretary

Kate Andrews, IEA Associate-Director, sits down with Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

Speakers:

Kate Andrews, IEA Associate Director, sits down with Robert Jenrick MP – Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government – to discuss the future of house-building and home ownership in the UK.

13.00 Home Builders Federation

Housing and the environment: The climate for change

This discussion will explore how we can build more new homes at pace, while also increasing energy efficiency and enhancing the natural environment.

Speakers:

Over the past five years, the home building industry has made considerable progress in increasing the supply of new homes. As we seek to increase housing delivery further, the industry is committed to doing more in its support of biodiversity, the protection of wildlife and enhancing energy efficiency. Please join us for a discussion on how developers, communities and environmental agencies can work together to deliver on this ambition.

15.00 ConservativeHome in partnership with Shelter

How does the modern Conservative Party reconnect with the tradition of social housebuilding?

With millions trapped privately renting and locked out of home ownership, is now the time to reconnect with the tradition of social housebuilding?

Speakers:

We know a stable home is a vital part of a successful society. And for previous generations social housing offered this, but now, for too many, social housing and homeownership are out of reach, meaning only unstable and expensive private renting is left. In the post war era, Conservatives led the way in social housing delivery, and now as much as ever the Conservative Party needs to reconnect with its social home history. Join us to discuss how this can be achieved.

16.00 Placeshapers

Delivering Housing in Partnership

Government has committed to delivering 300,000 new homes per year. Find out how partnerships can help the Government meet this target.

Speakers:

Housing is a critical issue in supporting a dynamic economy. Placeshapers is a network of over 100 housing associations managing 1 million homes. This session will focus on the West Midlands Housing Partnership and how it is delivering homes and achieving wider economic benefits. This session is suitable for people with an interest in housing from any region of the country.

17.00 Onward

How do we house the generations of the future and give them a stake in their community?

How do we house the generations of the future and give them a stake in their community? Sponsored by the National Housing Federation

Speakers:

This event will explore how we can best provide the homes that Britain needs for future generations and fix the housing crisis, while doing so in a way that preserves and reinforces community. Sponsored by the National Housing Federation.


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Beaver

15:23 PM, 27th September 2019
About A year ago

Housing and the environment is on the agenda then.

Mick Roberts

16:16 PM, 27th September 2019
About A year ago

Ooh Great.
Esther McVey now in charge of Housing. She made a mess of DWP and Universal Credit, so why not bring her into this to make a mess of Housing.
I just don't get how u can have no experience of the job u about to enter and then all of a sudden, u in charge of that department and people's lives.

I can't see any normal people like me or Luke P or Rob Mellors or Monty or Gary etc. that's been invited to be involved?
Or indeed some of my housing benefit tenants who knows what it's like at the coal face. They could give u the answers what needs doing as they facing the difficulties, then u go away and find the solutions. Of which I know of course to solving 50 maybe 80% of homeless. Wun't cost any money either. I'll tell em for free. Take me about 25 seconds.


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